Legacy Taipei hosts top Taiwanese pop performers and international acts. Tonight’s spotlight is on acclaimed Aboriginal singer Samingad (紀曉君). Tomorrow night, there’s live music from veteran rockers The Chairman (董事長樂團).
■ Huashan 1914 Creative Park (華山1914), Center Five Hall (中五館), 1, Bade Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市八德路一段1號)
Photo courtesy of Riverside
■ Show starts at 7:30pm tonight and 7pm tomorrow
■ Admission is NT$1,000 tonight and NT$1,200 tomorrow. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
Math rock band Elephant Gym (大象體操) joins forces with How to Count One to Ten from Japan tonight at The Wall (這牆), Taipei’s most prominent venue for indie rock artists. Tomorrow’s show is by indie pop outfit Come on! Bay Bay! (來吧!焙焙) and folk rock group Young David (青春大衛). The venue hosts a Christmas Eve party on Wednesday, featuring gospel rockers Jesus Rocks!! (搖滾主耶穌), led by Chu Yueh-hsin (朱約信), better known as Joy Topper (豬頭皮), and Hsiao Fu-te (蕭福德).
Photo courtesy of The Locals
■ B1, 200, Roosevelt Rd Sec 4, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路四段200號B1), tel: (02) 2930-0162. On the Net: www.thewall.com.tw
■ Shows start at 8pm
■ Admission is NT$600 tonight, NT$500 tomorrow, NT$400 on Wednesday. Tickets for all shows, with discounts on advance tickets, can be purchased online through tickets.books.com.tw
Electronic duo Orientone (大聲東) mixes Oriental music traditions with electronic sounds tonight at indie rock club Revolver, with Beware the Sky Falling also on the bill. Tomorrow’s performers include Hong Kong’s Miss Cathy and The Boogie Playboys, Sugar Lady and DJ Dave “Wobbly” Ross from the UK. On Sunday, post-rock act Triple Deer shares the stage with TuT and Tree Murmurs. Wednesday’s Christmas Eve party features alternative/cyber/electronic outfit Morals Abyss (道德深淵), Triangle (三角形) and Holy Jam. Indie rockers Tiyuguzhangon (体慾股長) and Whateverplay (輕草森) appear on Thursday.
■ 1-2, Roosevelt Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路一段1-2號), tel: (02) 3393-1678
■ Show starts at 9:30pm tonight and tomorrow, 9pm on Sunday, 8:30pm on Wednesday, 10pm on Thursday
■ NT$300 tonight, on Sunday and Wednesday, NT$400 tomorrow, NT$200 on Thursday
Punk rockers Punkhoo (胖虎) and nakashi (那卡西) and punk rock group LTK Commune (濁水溪公社) are among the performers at Pipe Live Music, a main venue for indie music and parties, on Sunday.
■ 1 Siyuan Rd, Taipei City (台北市思源路1號), tel: (02) 2364-8198. On the Net: www.pipemusic.com.tw
■ Show starts at 7:30pm
■ Admission is NT$500
It is the release party of metalcore/post-hardcore act Scop’s (說書人) debut EP tomorrow at Jack’s Studio (杰克音樂), a music studio in Ximending (西門町), supported by death metal group Invincible Tapir (無敵貘), emo/post hardcore outfit Faded Moment (凋零瞬間) and Zangief (桑吉爾夫).
■ B1, 76 Kunming St, Taipei City (台北市昆明街76號B1), tel: (02) 2381-0999.
■ Show starts at 1:30pm
■ Admission is NT$400
Post-rock/electronic ensemble Iron House (鐵皮屋) and Turu & Kado are scheduled tonight at Witch House (女巫店), an intimate coffeehouse-style venue in the National Taiwan University area. Acoustic folk duo Cozy Diary (輕日記) appear tomorrow, while Yoyo Sham (岑寧兒) performs on Wednesday. DC Rapier plays with The String Bean Party on Thursday.
■ 7, Ln 56, Xinsheng S Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市新生南路三段56巷7號), tel: (02) 2362-5494. On the Net: www.witchhouse.org
■ Shows start at 9:30pm. Restaurant/bar with queer/feminist bookstore and large collection of board games, open 11am to midnight Sundays through Wednesdays, 11am to 1am Thursdays through Saturdays
■ Entrance for music shows is NT$350
Mando-pop singer Shara Lin (林逸欣) croons tonight at Kafka on the Shore (海邊的卡夫卡), a coffee house-cum-music and arts venue in the National Taiwan University area, and pop musician Wang Hui-chu (王彙筑) performs tomorrow.
■ 2F, 2, Ln 244, Roosevelt Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路三段 244 巷 2 號 2樓). On the Net: www.kafkabythe.blogspot.tw
■ Shows start at 8pm. Cafe/bookstore opens noon to midnight Sundays through Thursdays, noon to 2am Fridays and Saturdays
■ NT$400 tonight and free admission tomorrow. Minimal charge is one drink.
Led by drummer Chris Wabich from Los Angeles, Latin Jazz Trio play at TAV Cafe (村落餐廳), a bar and cafe located at the Taipei Artist Village (台北國際藝術村), tonight.
■ 7, Beiping E Rd, Taipei City (台北市北平東路7號), tel: (02) 3393-7377X207. On the Net: tavcafe.com
■ Show starts at 7:30pm
■ Admission is NT$300
Aboriginal indie-rock band Totem (圖騰) returns tomorrow at Riverside Live House (河岸留言西門紅樓展演館). Sunday’s main act is pop singer Dizzy Dizzo (蔡詩芸). Indie pop singer-songwriter Peggy Hsu (許哲珮) rings in the Christmas Eve party on Wednesday.
■ 177 Xining S Rd, Taipei City (台北市西寧南路177號), tel: (02) 2370-8805. On the Net: www.riverside.com.tw
■ Show starts at 8pm tomorrow, 7pm on Sunday, 8:30pm on Wednesday
■ Entrance is NT$500 tomorrow, NT$888 on Sunday, NT$700 on Wednesday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
Folk musician and producer Shen Sheng-jer (沈聖哲) takes the stage at
Riverside Cafe (河岸留言) tonight. Jazz singer Joanna Wang (王若琳) throws a Christmas Eve party on Wednesday, while Aboriginal group The Voice of Life (原味醞釀) plays on Thursday.
■ B1, 2, Ln 244, Roosevelt Rd Sec 3, Taipei City (台北市羅斯福路三段244巷2號B1), tel: (02) 2368-7310. On the Net: www.riverside.com.tw
■ Show starts at 8pm tonight, 9pm on Wednesday and Thursday
■ Admission is NT$500 tonight, NT$600 on Wednesday, NT$400 on Thursday. Tickets can be purchased online through www.riverside.com.tw and tickets.books.com.tw
It is live music from electric blues band Bopomofo tonight at Sappho Live, a late-night lounge bar that hosts mostly jazz shows. Singer-songwriter Paige Su (蘇珮卿) teams up with The Flying Monkeys tomorrow. On Wednesday, The Flat Fives jam out on swing and R&B tunes from the 1940s and 1950s. Jazz singer Ariel Guan performs with friends on Thursday.
■ B1, 1, Ln 102, Anhe Rd Sec 1, Taipei City (台北市安和路一段 102 巷 1 號 B1), tel: (02) 2700-5411. On the Net: www.sappholive.com
■ Shows start at 9:30pm
■ Entrance is NT$400
Tomorrow’s lineup at Sound Live House (迴響音樂藝文展演空間), an independent venue for music performances and art exhibitions in Greater Taichung, features folk combo Knock and sister duo KurumiQ (核桃). Hakka musician Chen Chih-hui (陳智輝) shares the stage with Wu Tung-ying (吳東穎) on Sunday.
■ B1-1, 429, Henan Rd Sec 2, Greater Taichung (台中市河南路二段429號B1-1), tel: (04) 2451-1989. On the Net: soundlivehouse.msmusic.com.tw
■ Show starts at 7pm tomorrow and 7:30pm on Sunday
■ Admission is NT$350 in advance and NT$400 at the door. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through www.indievox.com
Rapper Soft Lipa (蛋堡) hits the stage tonight at Legacy Taichung, a spin-off of Legacy Taipei, followed by pop rocker Misi Ke (柯泯薰) tomorrow. Sunday’s roster include death metal/deathcore band Flesh Juicer (血肉果汁機) and punk act Random (隨性樂團).
■ 117, Anhe Rd Situn District, Greater Taichung (台中市西屯區安和路117號), tel: (04) 2359-8780. On the Net: www.legacy.com.tw/taichung.
■ Show starts at 8pm tonight and tomorrow, 7pm on Sunday
■ Admission is NT$1,500 tonight, NT$600 tomorrow and on Sunday. Tickets for the venue’s concerts can be purchased online through www.indievox.com and at 7-Eleven ibon kiosks
It is a night of punk noise tonight at TCRC (前科累累俱樂部), a small venue for independent musicians and local artists in Greater Tainan, with The Fan (奮樂團), Sex Goalkeepr (情色守門員) and Yuntech (雲鐵客).
■ B1, 314, Simen Rd Sec 2, Greater Tainan (台南市西門路二段314號B1), tel: (06) 222 3238.
■ Show starts at 9:30pm
■ Admission is NT$250
The Wall (這牆) programs regular live rock shows at Greater Kaohsiung’s Pier 2 Arts Center (高雄駁二藝術特區). Tomorrow, taike rockers Sunset Samurai (夕陽武士) celebrates the release of its debut album, followed by local punks The Locals (草地人) on Sunday.
■ 1 Dayong Rd, Greater Kaohsiung (高雄市大勇路1號), tel: (07) 521-5148. On the Net: www.thewall.com.tw
■ Shows start at 7:30pm
■ Admission is NT$400 for both shows. Tickets can be purchased online through tickets.books.com.tw
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